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Just Listed: Picture Perfect Colonial

By Jim Arnal, April 17, 2020

5114 NE WISTARIA DRIVE

Portland, OR 97213


Originally built in 1917, this home stands proudly on one of Northeast Portland’s most notable lots, anchoring a cherished cross street in the community. Perched on the Alameda Ridge, this stately colonial home has been renovated from top to bottom by Butler Redevelopment. With over 4500 square feet, each floor of this home boasts stunning new finishes, coupled with strong design elements from it’s past. As you enter the home through the fluted columns of the front porch, you are greeted by an impressive foyer with views of Northeast Portland and downtown as a backdrop. A circular floor plan allows you to enter the main floor office, pass under the gorgeous stairwell to the kitchen or enter into the grand living room. Filled with natural light, the living room features tall ceilings, refinished hardwoods and an Ann Sacks tiled fireplace. The spacious formal dining room features its own captivating views, direct access to a main level deck, Rejuvenation lighting and a broad shouldered built-in hutch. With a 36″ Wolf range, quartz counters, new custom cabinetry, Cedar and Moss lighting, Ann Sacks tile, a walk-in pantry and adjacent powder room, this kitchen is among the most noteworthy in the neighborhood. Rounding out the floor is a rare main floor master suite with an expansive walk-in closet and stunning remodeled en suite bathroom with Ann Sacks tile, new fixtures and a custom vanity.

As you approach the stairwell of the home, you’ll notice the enchanting millwork, abundance of natural light and sheer scale of the amenities. Spread out over 1200 sqft, the second floor is home to the highly sought after three bedroom two bathroom configuration. Two bedrooms anchor the south end of the floor, each with their own noteworthy views. The SW room has a private deck, while the SE room has a walk-in closet with original built-ins. The second master suite occupies the entire north end of the floor with a walk-in closet, stunning remodeled bathroom and noteworthy 400+ sqft deck with incredible views and a custom fabricated railing. In the additional full bathroom, Butler added a washer/dryer hook up, new vanity and penny round flooring, while carefully working to maintain the field tile. With the massive gable, Butler refinished the third floor with a series of skylights, new windows, a heat pump and new flooring to create a wonderful upstairs family room.

As you head down the stairs beyond the main floor, there is a finished basement featuring a second family room with a fireplace, fourth full bathroom and guest quarters. The family room offers direct access to the deep two car garage, while the main hallway of the basement opens up to the backyard and patio. Butler has painstakingly updated the mechanicals in the home with a high efficiency HVAC system and replacing numerous windows with high end Marvin wood windows. Benjamin Moore paint, Cedar and Moss lighting, Ann Sacks tile throughout and countless updates at every turn make this property an incredible follow up to Butler Redevelopments two record breaking homes in 2018 and 2019. Located just blocks to Sandy shops or a quick shot to Beaumont Village, this noteworthy Portland home is one you won’t want to miss!


OFFERED AT $1,850,000

5 BEDROOM | 4.5 BATH | 4,599 SQFT

Jim Arnal

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage

I grew up in a small college town in California where the backdrop was 1920’s bungalows, single level ranches and the San Gabriel Mountains. As a young boy I was an avid fort-builder and found myself drawn to architecture early. I can remember my mom dragging me through open houses in between soccer games on the weekend and watching my father tackle almost every home remodeling project under the sun. While I loved the surf, a love of the outdoors and 90’s grunge rock drew me north for college where I studied design and architecture. Summer and winter holiday trips back home to see my family gave me an excuse to stop in Portland where I would indulge in Montage mud pie and late night coffees at the Rimsky Korsakoffee House. Portland stuck with me and a couple years after college my wife Carrie and I moved here to start our family and my real estate career. Unlike many generational REALTORS®, I started from scratch in 2002. I would spend every day reading up on neighborhood histories, studying market trends and beefing up on my construction knowledge. A couple years prior, I had bought my first home and while my REALTOR® was friendly, I was surprised that their level of service had considerable room for improvement. From the beginning of my real estate career I have always been with my clients at every stage of the process with an unwavering attention to detail, deep rooted understanding of contract negotiations and Portland home construction. Soon my practice was almost exclusively referral based as the support of past clients helped me grow to be one of the top agents in my company. While accolades and awards have never served as motivation, I have always appreciated recognition by my peers and clients. Since 2005 I have been a Diamond-Platinum member of the Master’s Circle and in 2019 I was the Top Producer at Living Room Realty and one of less than 100 REALTORS® in the Portland metro awarded the Portland Monthly Five Star award for nine straight years. Accolades aside, my goal of improving my trade has never wavered. I received my developer’s license in 2013 and my contractor’s license three years later, not as capitalistic endeavors but with the goal of enriching the counsel I could give my clients. What was initially an academic endeavor to bolster my construction knowledge turned into a variety of projects for my clients ranging from the construction of new homes and ADUs, to the design of new kitchens and bathrooms and even the occasional restoration of a historic property. Today when I show my clients homes, I can point out the implications of 2x6 dimensional lumber in a third story attic, how to reconstruct a basement stairwell to be code compliant or why all parge coats aren’t created equal. When I am not picking a house apart for my clients, you can find me on the side of a soccer field cheering on one of my three children, with my wife in a ‘62 Grumman canoe on the Puget Sound or like my father, tackling remodeling projects at the hip roofed colonial I call home today.
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